long haired woman

0805 long haired woman

This picture was taken in Longsheng, known for its Dragon’s Back Rice Terraces, where the long-haired women of te Red Yao live.
They are most famous for their long hair, which they only cut once during their lives – when they are 18 years old and ready for marriage.
One of the women in the village even holds the Guinness World Record for the longest hair.

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14 thoughts on “long haired woman

  1. As a student in Chinese language in Leuven, you deserve to win this competion and go and visit China again. Beautiful picture!

  2. Nice photo… I admire the bright colors but also the green landscape… I didn’t know the tradition of long-haired woman… a tradition very interesting.